Yes, you can be charged with a DWI for drunk driving on private property. Minnesota DWI laws apply to operating a vehicle while under the influence on private property, lawns, parking lots, lakes and rivers. The courts always interpret the DWI laws liberally in favor of public safety. The DWI charge could still be dismissed if the police did not have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to justify the stop of your car or lacked probable cause to justify a DWI arrest. You should always have your case reviewed for possible defenses by an experienced DWI lawyer.
If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a DWI on private property, you should retain an experienced DWI defense attorney to protect your liberty and your license. Contact Robert J. Shane at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website for more DWI tips at http;//www.criminallawyerminnesota.com.